Concerned about someone? | Māharahara mo tetahi atu?

Is someone you know spending lots of time gambling? Are they spending more than they can afford to lose?

They could be experiencing harmful gambling.

  • Freephone

    0800 664 262

    Immediate support between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday

  • Text 5819 for help

    Available from 8.30am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday and is a free service

  • Email for help

    help@pgf.nz

    Our duty counsellors check emails between 8.30am and 5.00pm

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If gambling is impacting the life of someone you care about, you don't have to struggle alone.

What are the signs of gambling harm?

Here are the most common things you should look out for:
  • Spending a lot of time gambling

  • Lying about time or money spent

  • Hiding bills or unpaid debts

How to talk to someone about their gambling

While no one can make gamblers stop gambling, you can support them by talking to them about their gambling. Read our tips about how to encourage your loved ones to seek help.
Taking the first step to help someone you know can make a big difference.